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23 Jan 2018 description

Ha Noi – IOM and the Institute of Sociology (IOS), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, have released a new report: Planned Relocation in the Context of Environmental Change in Hoa Binh Province, Northern Viet Nam: An Analysis of Household Decision-making and Relocation Outcomes.

The study assesses the implementation and outcomes of planned relocation in the Hoa Binh Relocation Project, which aims to relocate 1,200 families from two remote communes in the mountainous Northwest region that face high natural disaster risks.

23 Jan 2018 description

By Andy McElroy

INCHEON, 23 January 2018 – Twenty cities with a combined population of more than 50 million people today began sharing experience on how to save lives and protect livelihoods in the face of mounting disaster and climate risk.

The various senior local government officials identified the critical need for political will supported by planning and careful use of resources as the foundation for resilient urban development.

22 Jan 2018 description

Mocoa, Putumayo. Enero 21 de 2018. (MADS). Desde el municipio de Mocoa, el ministro de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, Luis Gilberto Murillo, anunció la puesta en marcha de un proyecto para mitigar el riesgo de flujo torrencial de la quebrada Taruca en el casco urbano de esta localidad con una inversión de 130.207 millones de pesos.

18 Jan 2018 description

Ngororero District is prone to disasters like floods, landslides, droughts, windstorms, and lightning among others which hamper the development of the district Population.

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees in partnership with ONE UN family in Rwanda crafted a two year Project “UNTFHS-Strengthening Human Security by Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate-Related Threats in Ngororero District” to support Ngororero Population from disasters’ Risks.

17 Jan 2018 description

Tras una reunión realizada en la tarde de este martes 16 de enero, la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), la Dirección Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (Dinac), la Administración Nacional de Navegación y Puertos (ANNP) y la Prefectura Naval emitieron en la fecha un informe conjunto en el que detallan una proyección climática referente al primer cuatrimestre del año y la situación actual del departamento Central con relación a las inundaciones.

17 Jan 2018 description

The new article “The evolving local social contract for managing climate and disaster risk in Vietnam” in the journal Disasters examines how local government authorities in Central Vietnam perceive their role in disaster risk reduction. The article finds that extreme climate events, such as floods and storms, can act as critical junctures and contribute to institutional change. This has been the case in Vietnam, where damaging floods and storms have led to improved practices of disaster risk reduction and response among local officials.

16 Jan 2018 description

El Coca (Orellana).- Con el objetivo de concientizar a la población de la necesidad de conocer los riesgos existentes en su localidad, y cómo enfrentarnos a ellos de manera adecuada, incrementando la resiliencia de la mano de las entidades públicas y privadas basadas en el eje de transversalidad, este martes 16 de enero, se llevó a cabo el primer encuentro “Plurinacional de Gestión de Riesgos y Adaptación al Cambio Climático”, en la ciudad de Francisco de Orellana.

15 Jan 2018 description

This report highlights the most prominent climate change impacts facing Madagascar, with a particular emphasis on health, and provides investment relevant solutions to build resilience. Through the establishment of priority interventions to address the identified vulnerabilities, this report links evidence to opportunities for development actors, while providing specific input into the design of a World Bank investment.

10 Jan 2018 description

Key lessons on managing flood risks from the Yangtze River floods in 2016 illustrate a connection between flood risk management, environmental management, and ecosystem sustainability.

05 Jan 2018 description

This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2017. It comprises an 'expert view' on coastal resilience, an analysis of Twitter discussions from the past six months, and summaries of high-impact grey literature and academic journal articles.

03 Jan 2018 description

The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and CARE Honduras commenced a cooperative project—Improving Community Resilience in the Dry Corridor of Honduras Project– in December 2017. This project aims to assist targeted areas in improving resilience to drought.

02 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Pascal Laureyn

This article is part of a series about the activists and communities of the Pacific and small island states who are responding to the effects of climate change. Leaders from climate and social justice movements from around the world met in Suva, Fiji from 4-8 December for International Civil Society Week.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Daniel Salazar

SAN JOSE, Dec 31 2017 (IPS) - Jazziel Baca lives in the municipality of Esquías, in western Honduras, one of the areas hardest hit by the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis), which damaged almost 500,000 hectares of forest in that Central American country between 2013 and 2015.

29 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Chile

La iniciativa busca adaptar la infraestructura a los cambios hidrometereológicos futuros en un marco de resiliencia y sustentabilidad.

Con la presencia de los ministros de Medio Ambiente, Jorge Canals (s) y Alberto Undurraga de Obras Públicas, además de importantes personalidades de la sociedad civil y del mundo académico, este martes 26 de diciembre se realizó el lanzamiento del Plan de Mitigación y Adaptación de los Servicios de Infraestructura al Cambio Climático.

27 Dec 2017 description

Como miembro de la Comisión Nacional de Cambio Climático (CNCC), la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) estuvo representada en la segunda sesión ordinaria, realizada el pasado jueves 21 de diciembre. El espacio es presidido por la Secretaría del Ambiente (SEAM). El encuentro se realizó con el objetivo de presentar la Memoria Anual del Programa Nacional de Cambio Climático, exponer los resultados de la Vigésimo Tercera Conferencia de las Partes (COP23) y tratar temas varios.

24 Dec 2017 description

by Munyaradzi Makoni | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 22 December 2017 18:44 GMT

As African try to adapt to changing conditions, climate information specific to the continent is key, scientists say

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One big problem confronts Africa as it tries to predict how its weather patterns will shift in the face of climate change: Almost all the climate models for the continent were created in the United States or Europe.

21 Dec 2017 description

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 18 December 2017/ ACP-EU JPA: The 34th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) opened on Monday 18 December in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a firm call by the Co-President Michele Rivasi for international decion-makers present to effectively address the impacts of natural disasters, and include climate change adaptation strategies in all sectors.